Health & Well-being

with acupuncture & traditional Chinese herbal medicine in Ottawa, Westboro

Whole body approach

Cancer care


I support cancer patients in relieving health issues they  may experience due to the nature of their disease or treatment-related side effects. The objective is to optimize the outcome of cancer treatments, to improve quality of life and to enhance a serene cancer care journey.  Children and adults can benefit before, during and after cancer treatments. 

I see thousands of patients visits a year. This privilege provides me the expertise to assist patients in a variety of ways.  With proper care and small, gradual changes in your way of life, you may appreciate life again both during and after your cancer treatments.

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"Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better". 


General Health


In addition to cancer care, I see the general public from babies to seniors for many conditions. Treatments can be with or without needles: acupressure, moxibustion, herbal treatments and adjusting your way of life are among other options to get back to health.

Frequently seen conditions are chronic ones as most patients have exhausted numbers of other medical systems before they come and see me. Those conditions belong to the domains of pain, respiratory, digestive, urinary, fertility, men and women disorders. Stress, anxiety, sleep, vertigo, seizure, tremors, fluid retention and other uncommon imbalances are also frequently seen. 

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“Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” 


Integrative Medicine


Certain conditions believed impossible to treat in one system of medicine can be alleviated, treated or cured in other systems of medicine. From that observation, integrative medicine has emerged. The ideal is to recognize the strength of each medicine and  work collaboratively to improve patients health, safely and effectively. 

I am humbled, and honoured to have the trust of patients and healthcare professionals when it comes to treat protracted, uncommon conditions.

As an old saying said: "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step". Let's have a walk together.

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(Come and see for yourself)


Bilingual service - Service bilingue

Traditional Chinese Medicine


Traditional Chinese Medicine, or TCM is an empirical, time-tested medicine of thousands of years that comprises TCM herbology, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, Guasha or scraping, and Qi balancing. As a registered TCM Practitioner, and a registered Acupuncturist, I am authorized to perform those modalities. Its use is a natural, safe and effective way to promote health, and treat a wide range of diseases and ailments.

Acupuncture & Moxibustion


Acupuncture and Moxibustion use needles and heat stimulations to re-establish the free flow of the Qi and Blood. Their original use was based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnosis in a much different way than the current, overly-simplified version seen in some professions. With rigorous TCM diagnosis, my patients benefit clinical results that go beyond pain management and neurological disorders.

Prevention & Preservation


What is at equilibrium is easy to maintain;

What has not emerged is easy to plan;

What is fragile is easy to dissolve;

What's is minute is easy to disperse.

Act when there is yet nothing to do.

Govern when there is yet no disorder.

- Dao De Jing, by Chuang-Zi, chapter 64 -

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The initial visit is $95. This includes a review of your medical history, an assessment, and, if time permits, your first treatment.

Follow-up visits start at $55.

Fees are a guideline only. Depending on the time spent and complexity of the treatment, the actual cost will be adjusted accordingly.

Treatments are in non-soundproof private rooms.

Organic, quality herbal products are extra.

Preparation for your visit

Come 5 minutes early to get ready.

Bring shorts to change into.

Do not come overly hungry.

Keep good hygiene practices.

If this is your first visit, please fill your form ahead of the initial visit to save time or come 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled time to fill it at the office: click here to download the form


I am a registered Acupuncturist, and a registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Please check with your insurer if they cover my services.

Please note that even though some patients call me "doctor Giao", or "doctor TRAN" because I healed their ailment, I am however NOT a medical doctor (MD), nor am I a member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

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Westboro Acupuncture House

353 Dominion Avenue,

Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 2H1, Canada

Monday to Friday: 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm

Saturday: 11 am to 2 pm

To book your first appointment, please:

  • fill the form on this website, or 
  • send an email
  • state your availability, and preferences

On street parking is free for 1 to 3 hours. The driveway is reserved for patients with mobility difficulty. The clinic is wheelchairs accessible.

353 Dominion Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2A 2H1, Canada